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Soccer Team Plane Littered With Human Bones Found 53 Years Later High Up in Andes in Chile

By    |   Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 06:55 AM

The wreckage of a plane that disappeared more than half a century ago with a team of Chilean soccer stars on board has been found in the Andes by climbers who said the site is littered with human bones.

Images of the twisted wreck of the LAN Chile Douglas DC-3 that went down April 3, 1961, were shown on Chilean television Sunday, released by the climbers who said the find was in Maule, about 190 miles south of Santiago, reported wire service AFP.



"The plane is more than 10,000 feet up the mountain. Quite a bit of the fuselage is still there, a lot of things scattered over the area including human bones. So this story is getting a rewrite since this is not where original accounts said," one of the mountaineers, Leonardo Albornoz, explained.

The plane was carrying 34 people when it crashed, with all presumed dead.

They included eight members of the Green Cross football squad, team coach Arnaldo Vasquez, and other team staff and friends who were coming back to Santiago from a match in Osorno.

The plane has been missing ever since, but the story until now had been that a LAN pilot had spotted something he said was the footballers' plane in another location – near the city of Linares.

The mountaineers declined to give the exact location to Chilean media, saying they feared the crash site could be desecrated, even though it is remote.

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